SBS Transit Bus Service 974

SBS Transit Bus Service 974 is a trunk service plying between Joo Koon and looping at Bukit Panjang, passing through Pioneer, Bon Lay, Jln Bahar, KJE and Choa Chu Kang. Service 974 was launched on Sunday, 8th April 2018. It was the fifth new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 68.

974
Joo Koon Int
↺ Bukit Panjang (Loop)
24009 Joo Koon Int B2 EW29 Joo Koon Circle
23079 SAFTI Military Inst Upp Jurong Rd
23069 Bef Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23059 Aft Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23049 Jurong Camp Upp Jurong Rd
22471 Bef Jurong West St 93 Upp Jurong Rd
22461 Opp Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22529 Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28 Jurong West St 63
22519 Blk 608 Jurong West St 63
22509 Blk 664C Jurong West St 63
22499 Opp Blk 662C EW27 Jurong West St 64
21361 Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
21371 Blk 680C Jln Boon Lay
27091 Opp Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
27101 Opp Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
44549 Opp Northvale Condo Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44451 Bef South View Stn BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44441 Blk 239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44121 Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44131 Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44029 Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44129 Opp Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44449 Opp Blks 237/239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Opp South View Stn BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44469 Blk 414 Choa Chu Kang Way
44539 Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44541 Northvale Condo Choa Chu Kang Dr
27109 Westwood Sec Sch Jln Bahar
27099 Blk 271 CP Jln Bahar
21379 Blk 263 Jln Boon Lay
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22501 Blk 662A Jurong West St 63
22511 Blk 658C Jurong West St 63
22521 Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28 Jurong West St 63
22469 Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22479 Aft Jurong West St 93 Upp Jurong Rd
23041 Opp Jurong Camp Upp Jurong Rd
23051 Bef Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23061 Aft Kian Teck Rd Upp Jurong Rd
23071 Opp SAFTI Military Inst Upp Jurong Rd
24009 Joo Koon Int EW29 Joo Koon Circle
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Joo Koon Bus Interchange ↺ Upper Bukit Timah Road (Loop)
Passes Through Upp Jurong Rd, Jurong West St 63, Jln Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Way
Route Length 35.2 km
Travelling Time 80 – 110 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3-Door)
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Joo Koon
Daily
05:45 – 22:45
After 22:45 till 23:30, buses departing Joo Koon operate as Service 974A, terminating at Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 12 14 mins 12 16 mins 13 mins 14 16 mins
Saturdays 14 15 mins 14 16 mins 15 16 mins 14 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 14 16 mins 15 16 mins 15 16 mins 13 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares




Bus Service 974 is a trunk service from Joo Koon, looping at Bukit Panjang MRT. The route enhances inter-town connectivity and provides Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang residents with access to existing bus services plying Nanyang Technological University and Jurong Industrial Estate. It will also enhance connectivity in the west by linking Bukit Panjang Station (Downtown Line) and Choa Chu Kang Station (North-South Line) to Boon Lay, Pioneer and Joo Koon Stations (East-West Line).

The route relieves end-to-end demand on Service 172 by providing an express bus corridor along the Kranji Expressway (KJE), offering faster journeys between Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay, as well as complementing existing bus connections between Boon Lay and Joo Koon. Connecting directly to Joo Koon, the route will also benefit commuters travelling between the north of Singapore and industries at Joo Koon via train, reducing the need to transfer between the North South Line and East West Line at Jurong East.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT) → Joo Koon Int
    Daily: Between 05:45  06:30
Short Trip Service
  • Service 974A: Joo Koon Bus Interchange → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)
    Daily: 23:00 – 23:30
  • Service 974A (Special Departures): Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn)
    Weekdays: 00:19 – 01:05
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 00:18 – 01:05

Early Announcement
Early Announcement (Click to expand)

This route was revealed on 28 January 2018 on mobile applications displaying bus arrival timings using LTA Datamall.

The service was also displayed on the departure timings board of Joo Koon Bus Interchange.


Gallery (SBS Transit)
Gallery (Tower Transit)
Poster Gallery

Operator History:
  • 08 Apr 2018 – 28 May 2021: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
  • 29 May 2021 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Jurong West Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Introduced between Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bukit Panjang MRT) and Joo Koon Int. Operated by Tower Transit under the Bulim Bus Package. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2019 (05 Oct): Last bus timing from Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) extended from 01:00 to 01:05
  • 2021 (23 Jan): Amended to start from Joo Koon Int and loop at Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bukit Panjang MRT) with the closure of Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • 2021 (29 May): Operations transferred to SBS Transit Ltd under the Jurong West Bus Package

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63 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 974

  • 20 November 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Wow , why every single good bus got to go to 974 Comon! Give other services a chance . Like I know there’s alot of people gonna take 974 but same goes to other crowded services

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  • 29 July 2021 at 9:09 PM
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    Wah. Ever since 974 was transferred to SBS Transit, 974 keep getting all the good buses. Now even have the 3 door buses. About time to give this privilege to other bus routes already.

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